The winery was established in 1977, commercializing the Garćia Farráis family vineyards in the Orotava Valley on Tenerife, part of the Canary Islands. Some of the family’s oldest stocks of Listán negro and Listán blanco vines were planted in 1914, using a unique horizontal vine training system known as multiple braided cordon (cordón múltiple trenzado). Newer vineyards use the more common single- and double-Cordon (Royat) trellising systems.
Working with indigenous varieties, the modern winery respects family and regional traditions, as well the unique geography - high-altitude vineyards - and volcanic soil of Tenerife, to create wines of great character and individuality. The Enologist is Agustin G. Farráis.
Dinner Entertainment: Thank you for ordering the Canary Island inspired dinner from Honest Weight, paired with a bottle of white and a bottle of red wine from Tajinaste. They have done a great job with the meal, and we thought we'd help out with some entertainment to help transport you to the Islands.
First, we have a short on-demand virtual tasting providing a bit more information about the wines, and why they pair so nicely with the meal.
We have also curated a Spanish-inspired playlist on Spotify.
Finally, while you are waiting for the main course to heat up, pass the time with some Spanish dance lessons from the privacy of your kitchen.
If you wish to purchase a case of any of the Tajinaste wines on our Web site, don't forget to use the special promo code (shown on your postcard) at check out to qualify for free delivery.
And don't forget to follow us on Instagram and tag us in a photo with dinner for a chance to win a mixed case of wine selected by our team of Sommeliers.
About the Canary Islands: A region of Spain that is geographically and geologically part of Africa. In addition to having a sub-tropical climate, perhaps the Islands’ most unique feature is the volcanic soil, and the ways in which viticulture has adapted to both. The famous volcano Mount Teide in Tenerife, Spain's highest point of land, can be seen from almost any place on the Island
Proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, mountains (technically more like active and extinct volcanoes), and prevailing winds have created a wide variety of different microclimates, which translates into a diversity of wines. Approximately 80 varieties of grapes have been planted, with at least three varieties that are native to the Islands, and many vines are on original stock since the vines were never affected by phylloxera.